It’s 72 acres of rolling fields, hedgerows and pine woodlots, with a wetland and creek meandering through the farm down to the banks of the Saugeen River, including a low-lying wild island.
It was a traditional working farm with a yellow brick farmhouse built in 1883. The sandy loam soils were exhausted after decades of tillage, and most of the fields have been left fallow for years.
Now it is a permaculture homestead.
Our guiding principle is to protect and nourish the microbial life of the soil.
Healthy living soil is the key to raising fertility, holding rainwater, sequestering carbon, improving ecosystem health and resiliency – and supporting an abundance of. . .
Annual and perennial vegetables
Grasses and wildflowers
Honeybees, wild native pollinators, other insects
Wild birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and mammals large and small
Pigs, poultry, rabbits, ruminants
Dogs, cats and people